A married man in Rivers state was almost stabbed to death by assailant who accused him of having an affair with his ex-wife.
Punch reported that the man identified simply as Chris, was stabbed by one Olowo who attacked him with other suspected accomplices along National Street in Diobu area, Mile 3 community of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
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Chris who was rescued by vigilante members, was trailed to a funeral service and ambushed by Olowo and ‘his boys’ at about 12:30pm.
An eyewitness who spoke to Punch said, “It is like Olowo’s former wife is going out with the man. So Olowo heard that the man (Chris) came to Mile 3.
“He now came with his boys. They beat him and stabbed him in his head and body. He was bleeding profusely when the vigilante people came.”
Chief Security Officer of Nkpolu Oroworukwo, Mile 3, Diobu, in Port Harcourt, Godstime Ihunwo, who confirmed the attack, called for the immediate arrest of Olowo and his cohorts.
According to Ihunwo, Chris is in a critical condition in a hospital.
He said, “My men rescued one Mr. Chris who was stabbed to coma at National Street in Mile 3 Diobu by one Samiyu Ganiyu, aka Olowo, and his boys who accused the victim of having an affair with his ex-wife.
“My men rushed the victim to the hospital where he is in a critical condition
“I condemn the attempted murder by Olowo and his boys in my community, and I use this medium to call on the law enforcement agencies to immediately arrest Olowo and prosecute him and his boys, as he is not above the law.”
Olowo’s ex-wife who reacted to the attack, told newsmen that she and Olowo had been divorced three years ago. She further revealed that she and the victim are just friends without any romance.
A nurse at the hospital where Chris was admitted, told Punch that, “The victim is in a very critical condition at the emergency ward. You cannot see him because no visitor is allowed to go in.”